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Laws to be amended to facilitate effective movement of agricultural produce

Laws to be amended to facilitate effective movement of agricultural produce

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The government is amending legislation to facilitate the effective regulation of trade and movement of agricultural produce.

Among the laws to be amended is the Agricultural Produce Act, which will be strengthened and modernised. 

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, who made the disclosure during a virtual post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday, said cabinet gave approval for the Act to be amended.

“Cabinet also gave approval for consequential amendment to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority Act to empower the Rural Agricultural Development Authority to collect payment in relation to the proposed amendments, consequential amendment to the Praedial Larceny (Prevention) Act to make the definition of agricultural produce consistent with the Agricultural Produce Act, as amended,” she said.

In the meantime, cabinet gave approval for the Bill titled 'The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act, 2021' to be introduced in the Houses of Parliament.

The principal Act is being amended to deal with fines and penalties.

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